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Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
al at the time of the theft. a controversial new plan to create a new city in louisiana is raising questions ... about race and class. the racial makeup of the new city would be dramitcally different with residents being mostly white and affluent. last week, supporters of the plan announced that they collected more than half of the signatures needed ... to let voters decide if they can go forward with the municipal plan. al jazeera's ben lemoine has more. >> jeffrey lee doesn't miss a moment with his grandchildren on the north end of baton rouge. and although they're not in school yet, he knows their education will be the key to a better life. i want them to go to a good school and learn as much as they can. >> but that's a challenge in this city where 60% of public school children aren't learning at grade level. >> it's one of the worst school systems in the state. 01:29:28 how many more generations of children do you have to disserve before you have to say let's try something different. >> lionel rainey is part of a group who claim they're pushing for a "different" plan for bette
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
workers in 100 cities promise to hit the streets to demand higher pay. >> emergency response, what authorities are learning from the desperate 911 calls played dur the newtown massacre. >>> a brutal winter blast. we begin tonight with inequality in the economy and the dangers to young americans. president obama says 10% of the population is now taking home half of the nation's income. he warns the growing canyon between rich and poor is destroying the economy, and threatening the american dream. president obama -- >> the top 20%, has about a two in three chance of staying at or near the top. a child born into the bottom 20% has a less than one in 20 shot at making i.t. to th -- making o the top. he's ten times modifier likely to stay where he is. >> president obama states statistics that shows the average american income is shrinking. the president asked the congress to raise the minimum to $7.10 an hour. encouraging government dependence. white house correspondent mike viqueria joins us with more. mike, why the speech and why now? >> it's a great question john. first of all the fa
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
education is the key to life. >> i want them to go to school. >> it's a challenge in a city where 60% of public schoolchildren are not learning at grade level. >> it's one of the worst school systems in the state. how many generations of children do you disserve before you say, "let's try something different." lionel rainey is pushing for a different plan for better schools. by breaking away from baton rouge, and starting a new city. the city of st george would encompass an unincorporated area home to a fifth of the residents, it would control and run schools with its own tax residence. >> it's not about starting a city, it's about education. >> it's about 100% total about education. we came into this saying we want to take accountability for the schools in our area >> critics say st george would take more than accountability. the break-up could cost the city at large $53 million - 20% of its budget and would segregate the city. baton rouge is majority black. st george would be a majority white at a 3:1 ratio. >> now we would have white kids going to school over here on this end of t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. president bush addressed the growing gap of income between rich ander. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure our economy works for every working american. >> and this session of congress is set to go down in history as the least productive. 911 audio tapes reveal calmness from police dispatchers on the day from the sandy hook elementary school shootings. >> the u.s. economy is growing but today president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans is growing, too, and he's calling on washington to address the problem. >> a dangerous and growing inequality of upward mobility that jeopardy disease america's basic bargain, if you work hard you have a chance to get ahead. i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. making sure that our economy works for every working everyone. >> oonjonathan betz is here wita breakdown. >> the rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer, we hear it all the time, but what does it mean? last year's median income is $5
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm EST
in new york city, killing four people. >>> is something else ailing obamacare? >>> taxing online sales. the supreme court has its say. >>> federal investigators are now looking at the black boxes of a train that derailed in new york city on sunday. they want to know what caused the train to jump the tracks, killing four people and injuring dozens more. crews cleared the tracks so service could resume on one of the busiest train lines. jonathan, good afternoon. how are the cleanup efforts going right now? >> well, stephanie, i would say crews are on the final stretches of work, at least here on the scene they brought on a out a cadaver dog. they uprighted most of the cars at this point. this is the final car. if you can see through the bushes here you'll see that final car there. they were just able to upright with these large cranes that they've been using and they've been hauling the other cars away. in fact the one you've been looking at, the earlier video, this is the car that was just inches from the water, where near where the hudson and harl rivers meet. that fourth person found
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
liabilities detroit's bankruptcy plan, the ruling allowing the city to cut retiree pensions. >> joe biden's trying to find a diplomatic solution over disputes between china and japan. >> he's alive. >> what started as a recovery mission becomes a stunning rescue. the sole survivor of a capsize at sea stuck from days on the bottom of the atlantic. >>> a good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. it's good to have you with us. i'm drait. in a major development. the engineer of the train apparently admitted to a nunion representative that he nodded off at the controls. it happened while the train travelled at 82 miles per hour. the ntsp removed the commoout ear rail employees union, citing a breach of confidentiality when they talked to the media. >> al jazeera correspondent has the latest on the investigation. >> for the first time since the metro north train derailment leaving four dead and dozens injured attention is shifting from mechanical failure, focussing on the train's engineer. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brake systems were not functions properly. >>
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
to raise the minimum wage. a lot of talk about that here in d.c. where the city council is voting to raise the minimum wage. democrats are now worried about heading into the midterm election, and with the senate up for grabs, so the president is going there, speaking to a liberal think tank, the center for american progress who is sponsoring the talk. he is bolstering his base, renewing some of his themes he has been talking about and setting his agenda not only for the state of the union speech coming up presumably last month, but also for the last three years of his presidency, stephanie. >> all right. we'll check back with you later >>> the president and other senior officials will take part in a youth summit at the white house. dozens of young people will gather to discuss the affordable care act, the economy and other important issues. >>> congress has a lot to get done before the end of the year, but it's not clear if the work will be finished since lawmakers don't plan to spend a lot of time in washington. libby casey good morning. what are the pressing items, and how much hope that
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:30am PST
ever saw it. it is a book about the new york city police department of 1956 and i loved the title "your police." in this city, i want every new yorker to talk about their police, my police, with respect and with confidence that they are going to be respected. >> bratton has led the boston and los angeles police departments. >>> pope francis bringing another big change to the catholic church. the pontiff just launching a commission to prevent priests from sexually abusing young children and to help children who were victims of abuse. the new pope has faced some criticism on how he's handled this issue. critics say the commission is essentially a band-aid for a much bigger problem. the commission is expected to be made up of priests, nuns and experts from across the world. it was announced by the archbishop of boston sean o'malley. that scandal helped raise awareness about this particular issue. >>> still ahead on "way too early" he may wind up being the top pick in the nfl draft and it was quite a night for teddy bridgewater and louisville. the play you'll need to see yet again. and the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 5:00am EST
in the city of tripoli and they have taken sides in the war in neighboring syria and people have been putting up barricades to protect their homes from snipers. and a rebel group says it sees an army base where an up rising began 2 1/2 years ago and released a statement on sunday night saying it took a weapons depo on the city and took the weapons and ammunitions and military gear from the base. to egypt says they are one step closer to holding elections and it will allow the army to try civilians in military courts and let it decide who the defense minister will be for the next eight years and the political parties based on religion, that is bad news for the deposed muslim brotherhood and go to a referendum next year and elections will take place in six months and we are in cairo and basically we are hearing it will bolster the military's hand and the parties, are those the highlights? >> those are the highlights and there was one additional change that took place last night before the draft was finalized. originally the plan was to have the constitution put to referendum and parliamentary e
KICU
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm PST
in new york city and a decommissioned naval destroyner boston. in new york, bryan llenas, fox news. >>> in alameda the u.s. coast guard honored pearl harbor survivors including this man, refired nave petty officer, who was serving aboard the u.s.s. utah. even after orders to abandon ship vaessen staid at his post and kept lighting burning as long as possible the he is holding a flashlight and wrench and says these two items along with knowledge of ship are what saved his life. >>> authorities this southern california are concerned about a public memorial for actor paul walker after the posh he porsche crashed. the sheriff's office says the event is not sanctioned by the county and there are worries that the crowds will get too big and traffic will clog streets. >> a couple who never knew paul walker now wants the world to know about his generous spirit. kyle and kristen upham say in 2004 that are were shopping for an engagement ring. walker happened to be in the store at the same time. actor apparently overheard kyle talking about leaving for iraq soon and he couldn't afford the r
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
cities. the dedemand, higher pay. tonya mosley shares the story of a 35-year-old mother of three raising her family on $9.31 an hour. >> it's 2:00 and mya molina's five-hour shift at kfc is over. she is off to pick up her youngest son from day care before heading home. and with no time to take off her uniform, she headed to the kitchen to make a snack. >> they look to me. they don't have no one else to look to. >> for the last five years the 35-year-old single number of three has been making $9.31ing cents an hour. >> i'm the definition of the working poor as they say. >> her job helps but doesn't cover the cost of supporting a family of four. i receive food stamp benefits. i receive subsidized day care, subsidized housing, and my son is on wic. >> women infrant -- infants and children is a prom that help low-income families. >> right now i'm just focusing on taking care of them, making them happy and make sure they get the education so that they don't have to work a fast-food restaurant at 9.31. for the past three weeks i have been working nights and weekends, because christmas time is
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
fast food workers are striking in more than 100 cities. they are demanding an increase in the minimum wage, and pushing to make it easier to unionize. many are asking for $15 an hour. that's nearly twice as much as the average worker earned. raising the minimum wage will not hurt jobs. fast food chains already have a wage increase would drive up the prices. that is by far the hirest in the country. tonya mosley is in washington state with more on how families struggle to get by on low pay. >> it's 22:00, and maya molina's five hour shift at kfc is over. she is off to pick up her youngest son to day care before heading home. and with no time to take off her uniform, maya heads to the kitchen to make a snack and help her two older children with home work. >> they look to me, they don't have no one else to look to. >> for the last five years the 35-year-old single mother of three has been making $9.31 an hour. that's just under $17,000 a year. >> i'm the definition of the working poor as they say. >> maya's job helps, but doesn't cover the cost of supporting a family of four. at 35 hours
PBS
Dec 5, 2013 8:30pm PST
and two point five. dance month shouted the capital city on thursday morning and worsen throughout the afternoon at four pm local time the average hourly density of pm two point five weeks to ninety three micrograms per cubic meter. this exceeded the city's safety standard of eighty five micrograms of a nanny two hour period. still officials urged all kindergartens and schools in the city to suspend the outdoor activities. they also advise the elderly and people with respiratory illnesses to stay in killings while graham asks when going outside seoul began releasing observation data at five pm two point five in october amid growing concerns about the fine particulate matter of writing on weekends from china. it is the only local government in the country to release xd down. cause personal information and going across south korea and malaysia has become a serious problem in western and southern parts of the country especially near the border with china. chantal slums along gulf coast of oman floodplain their agents like him as developing their habitat and caused a sea change and bab
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 1:00pm PST
, it will just be a cold front that rolls by. by the time we get to new york city, it's essentially over. >> i'm expecting dennis quaid to come running out warning of the end of the world. >>> what is this awkward exchange he had with women in japan. and billy joel gets the celion dion treatment. [ male announcer ] at his current pace, bob will retire when he's 153, which would be fine if bob were a vampire. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. >> welcome back. chaos is paving the way for jihadist as they fight in syria. there is concerns that those with tied to al qaeda are seizing the opportunity to set up shop. they're worried these groups could be a threat to israel and europe. including some of the same people fighting syrian president bashar al assad. needless to say, it's a tall order to expect immediate action from the white hou
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
the power lines. look at the tree. this is all over the city, and over this area. that's what is waiting. 270,000 people were, at one time, without power. the provider in the area said it's working as hard as it can and has made progress. 4200 boots on the ground trying to restore power with another 500 on the way. they say they are in dire need of help that they are calling in the troops and placing them as far away as florida. the power companies offering support by sending the crews here helping dallas and getting neighbourhoods like this that has been without power thursday, 1am, more than 60 hours going on without power. they are trying to get these people back with their lights on. >> why is it taking so long. a lot of people including rebecca knew it was coming and predicted it would be pretty bad. >> you're right. but, you know, i live down the street from here. my power went out half an hour ago. it seems like the weather may be getting better. because it's below freezing, the trees are heavy. you can't predict when the wind will snap. the other reason it's taking longer for the
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
invasive topic, space aliens. >> is there life out there? what do they think about new york city? >> reporter: congress has passed 56 bills in 2013 in the past 66 years only three other times that congress has passed less than 100 bills in a single year. many of the bills this congress passed were simply extensions of older laws that were set to expire. hope appears to be dwindling for the small deal between house and budget leaders that wanted to replace the federal spending cuts known as sequester with smarter cuts and revenue. >> when will they learn to say yes? >> reporter: john boehner argued senate democrats were to blame for this year's inaction because they wouldn't consider the bills. >> this year is going down as the least productive in congressional history. what can you and others do to change that? >> look at the number of bills passed by the senate you can see where the problem is. >> reporter: >> reporter: >> reporter: report the senate is in the midst of a two week recess despite all these deadlines. one bright spot i suppose norah and charlie,
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
is expected to decide whether the cash-strapped city is eligible to get rid of $18 billion in debt, but creditors argue the city didn't put enough time into negotiations before filing for chapter 9. >>> fast food workers nationwide will walk off the job on thursday, demanding higher pay. is 15 bucks an hour a living wage or is it a ticket to layoffs? we'll talk to one of the protest organizers coming up. ya know, with new fedex one rate you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. i didn't know the coal thing was real. it's very real... david rivera. rivera, david. [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. and i know there are many myths out there about a reverse mortgage, so i want you to know the facts. there are currently no credit score or income requirements to qualify. you can get tax-free money from the equity in your home. you can use the money to pay off your current mortgage if you have one. the remaining money can be used for anything. there's no monthly mortgage payments. and you still own your home! call today to get y
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
: that was exactly the concern. the threat of freezing rain and people trying to commute into the city and also since there's a second wave this evening, they were worried they'd be trying to leave home in another round of those dangerous conditions on the road. the other concern were the cold temperatures, worried about volunteers being out here for prolonged periods of time. we keep talking about the temperatures, now cold air. many people without power. 5,000 people lost power yesterday. now it's down to about 500 in memphis. you talk about the temperatures dipping down and the threat that more people can lose power if we continue to see freezing rain tonightthat's what's on everybody's minds right now. >> absolutely. thank you so much. we appreciate you doing yeoman's work out there. a lot of questions also remain after an 85-year-old korean war veteran was mysteriously released after mysteriously being held in north korea for six weeks. merrill newman is now back safe at home. >> reporter: putting on military fatigues in a run-down office in seoul, former members talk about the korean war. now i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
charities which are helping the people, but food and water are limited in the city. there are almost half a million people around the country who have lost their homes. >> the french sent a fighter plane that flew low over the city in a way to intimidate the seleka and anti-balaka fighters. the big question is when will these people be able to go home, will they want to go home. more than 100 people have been killed in the past few days. the situation outside bangui is also unstable. >> in a 2-day summit on africa wrapped up in paris. the french president is calling for elections by 2015 to remove rebels who took control earlier this year. much of the u.s. is in the grip of a freezing. four homeless people froze to death. in california the ploughs can hardly keep up with the snow. the cold snap made driving dangerous, including the midwest. by inch. 4 numbers of in blooming tonne in indiana. snow and ice in the mid-atlantic. washington d.c. will be under a 24 hour storm watch. it is cold out there, and it looks like it will get colder. >> it's weather fit for polar bears and penn gins. th
FOX
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
: that's the advice from texas. schools are closed in dallas and other cities and the list of cancellations at the airport is glowing. emergency officials in oklahoma say most of the roads are slick. >> go slowly, watch out for the person in front of you. make sure you are ready for the road conditions. >> reporter: the state has activated an emergency operations center to help people affected by the bad weather. at least three dozen people have been injured. in arkansas, the roads are blamed for a seven-car pileup. no one was seriously injured. on thursday, the stores were filled with people stocking up before the storm. >> milk, bread, potatoes. something quick for a hot meal. >> reporter: a man in arkansas was killed when a tree fell down on his camper. here in the dallas area, there are nearly 200,000 people already without power. the number is expected to rise. tori, back to you. >> thank you. and check regularly for weather updates at ktvu.com including alerts and warnings. there are also forecasts for your neighborhood and we'll post information on your facebook and
CNN
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
-two punch. >>> fast food workers taking to the picket line today. walkouts are expected in 100 cities across the nation. why? workers are demanding higher wages and more freedom to form unions. wednesday they got a big boost from president obama who said now is the time to raise the federal minimum wage. alison kosik is with striking workers in brooklyn. what's the situation, alison? >> reporter: this movement has gained moment since the first protest in new york city. a couple hundred showed up and walk off the job. today, thousands are expected to walk off the job demanding higher wages. it's a growing movement. workers banding together, fighting to raise minimum wage. today is billed to be one of the largest strikes in a series of walkouts with protests planned in nearly 100 cities across the country. this summer, thousands of fast food workers gathered in nearly 60 cities coast to coast. in new york and chicago, fired up protesters swarmed mcdonald's restaurants, trying to persuade their fellow workers to join them. >> living on 7.25, you cannot do it. >> reporter: many fast food workers
CBS
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
for wednesday, december 11th at 8:00 a.m. at city hall. starting monday the mayor will have a condolence book the public can sign. flags in the city are flying at half staff until next sunday. tonight a special one hour tribute. and you can see it beginning at 6:00 right here after this newscast. on kpix 5. >>> still ahead, bat kid returns to san francisco. after getting to live out his fantasy how he's helping others make their domes come true. -- dreams come true. >> and bay area veterans who were there tell us what they experienced at pearl harbor 72 years ago today. ,,,,,, [uncle]this is hopscotch,okay? uncle go one,two,one,two,one two,one. [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? francisco today for a make-a-wish fundraiser. >>> well, after winning hearts in san francisco and beyond last month, that kid returned to san francisco today for a make a wish fundraiser. >> i think we just showed you the
FOX
Dec 6, 2013 5:00am PST
. >> reporter: good morning, brian. this is a pretty significant power outage for the city of benicia. you have 3700 people without power. almost 14% of the folks here. this is the shopping center. very, very dark. in the background it looks like there may be emergency generators on at the super market. this is the starbucks normally open right now. about 4:30 is when they are supposed to open their doors. you can see the sign on the door pg&e has been contacted. we have seen an employee in there loading up. getting things ready for when the power comes back on. we did talk to one man down here trying to open up a laundry mat and was hoping to get coffee. he said his whole morning depends on how fast pg&e works. >> it will be the same. >> reporter: no coffee. >> no coffee. >> reporter: are you going to open up the laundry mat? >> it usually opens up at 6:00 but i open at 4:30 people come down because they know me. >> reporter: nothing is working in there. >> nothing. zero. >> reporter: so you just open the doors any way? >> yes. >> reporter: and just wait. >> yeah. >> reporter: so your whole m
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 4:30pm PST
a specific memorial to remember mandela's life and legacy at city hall. today marks the 72nd anniversary of pearl harbor, described by a day of infamy by franklin delano roosevelt. the attack brought the japanese into the second world war. marines and sailors were killed in the u.s. base in hawaii. disabled american veterans held a rally to remember pearl harbor. they are calling for lenlslation to protect fundling regarding the recent shutdown. >> so what this would insure is that even though the government shuts down, our veterans will still be taken care of. >> about 2,500 people gathered at pearl harbor this morning, they observed a moment of silence the moment the bombing began. about 50 survivors returned to pearl harbor for the ceremony. >>> the sonoma sheriff county deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old is going back to work. he will return to work in an ad administrative capacity next week. he has been on leave sense okay 22nd the day he shot andy lopez. lopez was walking in his santa rosa neighborhood with the plastic air soft rifle. he believed it was a real gun and says lo
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
. thousands of minimum-wage employees in hundreds of cities around the country are not working today. -- thee protesting protests at this broadway mcdonald's started before dawn. withyees marched out demands an hour before lunch time. the iconic obama posters have been changed from hope to help. they are wearing santa hats and jingle bells, but it is a union to moveational movement them from $7.25 an hour to more than double to nearly $15. the fast food industry warns if you raise the minimum wage, you create fewer jobs and raise the prices of meals by as much as 20%. perhaps fueling this one-day strike and demonstrations is the fact that president obama has expressed support in the past couple of days for the movement that has drawn nearly 50,000 signatures on an online petition to secure the right to unionize. this woman says, we have to pay extensive rent, food, and metro. $10 after 11 years, it's just not enough. >> back here live, a typical fast food employee makes just $19,000 a year. some of these folks say they are willing to get arrested to get the point across. right now, they are o
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
>> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. i'm sunny sunny. 911 tapes display calmness at the sandy hook elementary school. and president obama discussed the gap between rich and poor. and this congress goes down known as the least productive. >>> a florida high school placed on high school after a shooting. one student has been injured at west orange high school outside of arsenal. the school's principal said student had been shot and was en route to the hospital. law enforcement officers were at the scene and they were observing all safety procedures. we'll bring you more information as we get it. >>> in a matter of just ten days the nation will mark the one year anniversary of the sandy hook massacre. today brought a painful remind reminder. prosecutors have released 911 called. al jazeera will not air those calls. >> reporter: we did listen to seven calls shortly after fires were shot inside sandy hook elementary school. a woman called the police dispatcher and said she had glimpsed someone running down the hall with a gun saying they were still shooting. and glass
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm EST
international charities that are helping these people, but food and water are limited in the city. there are almost half a million people around the country who have lost their homes. the french have sent a fighter plane flying low over the city in a way to intimidate the seleka and anti-balaka fighters. the big question is when will the people go home, will they want to go home. more than 100 people have been killed. the situation outside bangui is also very unstable. >> very disturbing images coming out of the central african republic. on the home front it's a chilly day across the north central plains. minnesota reaching a high of 2. typically they are around 29. the cold air is pushing all the y down into texas. it's chilly in dallas, climbing to a high. around 60 degrees. the cold front that swept across the united states, killing 11 people, mostly in car accidents before people died in southern california due to hypothermia pushed offshore. there's another storm making its way and there has been multiple car accidents along i-5. we urge people to use precaution. there's snow
FOX
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am PST
francisco will hold its own memorial for mandela wednesday at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the city hall rotunda. former mayor willie brown has been asked to organize the service. . >>> let's head over to rosemary orozco. we have the oakland holiday children's parade today. hoping for some good weather for that. >> it will be dry. bring the winter coat. you will need it again. behind this system cold air spilling into the bay area, could be breezy for some of us into the afternoon. it will be a chilly one. we'll struggle in the upper 40s the sun is shining it's makes its way up. another, i don't know, minute or two until the fish sunrise. we might be right up on it. we're clearing out this morning. let's look at some of the rainfall totals over the last 24 hours. .47 in napa. .4 in santa rosa. almost .3 for oakland, san francisco picking up almost .4. san jose picking up .13. we have seen snowfall in areas right around the santa cruz mountains, right over the summit, mount st. helena has reported a little snow. northern areas of napa county reported some snow yesterday. a few sprinkles that ma
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00am PST
at the mexican border. a truck stolen near mexico city is drawing international concern. it housed this medical device, used in the treatment of cancer patients. in it, cobalt 60 teletherapy, a radioactive material that can be dangerous if it's removed or if the shielding of the device is damaged. >> if you have a large quantity, an entire truck of this cobalt 60, could you really do some environmental harm? and that question, i think is open at this point. >> reporter: mexican officials immediately contacted the international atomic energy agency. u.s. officials are monitoring closely. the truck was stolen at a gas station just 35 miles outside of mexico city. it is unclear who stole the material. and if they know what they have. but even though the theft occurred hundreds of miles from the u.s. border, there's a reason why the incident is drawing such intense scrutiny. u.s. officials have long been concerned that stolen radioactive material could be used to make a so-called dirty bomb. such a device could not cause a nuclear explosion. but the cobalt, combined with a conventional explosive, c
NBC
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
think a lot -- i heard tommy wells the other day. he's puffing up the fact that the city has corruption. well, you know, they do have some problems, like any place else. but he is using this as campaign talk. bowser, again, using it as campaign talk. the thing that gray has going for him is his base. he still has a base in this town, a very strong base. and in addition to that, he pulled on another base and that is development. >> dave if, the mayor is not charged with anything, do you think all these other candidates will stay in the race? >> that's a good question. you have to wonder, what was their calculation in getting in? either gray would be wounded by some charge or that he wouldn't be able to run and this is a shot for me. but they're in now. i mean, at this point in time, based on my reporting, i'm not getting a sense that anybody wants to drop out. but it's going to be -- but it's going to be a hot race. let the games begin. but the games have changed. it's going to get hot for mayor gray out there. they're going to focus on his -- these suppositions or suspicions of what's g
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
into ohio. so the temperatures are the key. look at dallas here, plenty cold. look at oklahoma city 19 with snow. 34 still in little rock where your temperatures will fall during the morning commute. that's when the ice will begin to accumulaaccumulate, 6 to 8 ie narrow band through the southern ohio valley north of the ohio river and very careful this morning around new york city and through new england. there's some patchy areas of very dense fog out there. it's so unusually warm. like 60 degrees right now in new york city. >> it's balmy. >> very strange. >> almost like a summer-like morning. >> they had the ice cream truck out yesterday in front of the rockefeller center christmas tree which was very bizarre. thanks so much, bill. >>> coming up, we'll have much more on the words and life of nelson mandela as he fought tirelessly for the rights and liberty for all south africans famously saying, quote, our march to freedom is irreversible, we must not allow fear to stand in our way. . >>> it has been my great privilege to serve a people whose bondage to an inhuman system evoked the s
KRON
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
in oklahoma city. they have snow and ice, not in their morning commute. snow is stretching down for tennessee. it is an ice storm in dallas or all of their schools are closed. >> my brother went to sarah crews and he stated that it is the coldest place to live. he stated that they would ice down and play hockey in the doorways. >> i remember walking brokehow was going to talk about santsarah crews. >> the temperatures are two degrees warmer than yesterday. that is something. we are still well below freezing. santa rosa is still a 23 and fairfield is now in the low 20s, 23 leaving your house in vallejo. we are below freezing in livermore in concord. this is why we're waking up to clear conditions. the clear air, the temperatures will drop. we're also tracking a system. this will bring the possibility of rain and snow. it is want to be very likely later on today pripet the coldest spot some of the protected valleys. winter weather advisories are in effect to to our morning for the portions of the east bay. above 2,500 ft. we may see two to 4 in. of snow. >> this is starting to feel like christm
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am PST
united to mourn the leader, in cities across the nation, people coming together to honor the man who has become a global symbol for justice and humanity, a touching tribute lights a marquee at the legendary apollo theater in harlem where nelson mandela visited to his first trip to the u.s. in 1990. >> he came to the state office building, drew about 200,000 people out here that day. and those struggles that we have here in the united states, he was very familiar with and they were going through the same in south africa. >> reporter: news of his death traveled swiftly around the world. prince william and kate middleton heard the news while attending the premiere of the film "mandela: long walk to freedom." >> we are reminded how extraordinary nelson mandela was. >> reporter: at the united nations, silence. and the remembrance of his enormous impact. >> no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the united nations. nelson mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us, if we believe. >> reporter: and so far, the only official tribute right
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 3:00am PST
grips the south, just as a new storm is preparing to shock the northeast. cities literally paralyzed with hundreds of thousands of folks out of power. >>> plus, jobs are up, unemployment is down and your 401(k) just got bigger. what friday's jobs report says about how the economic recovery is really doing. your "new day" starts now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm poppy harlow. >> i'm vithtctor blackwell. it's good to be here this morning. this is "new day saturday." a korean war veteran is safely on a flight to san francisco right now. north korea freed 85-year-old merril newman friday night after detaining him for more than a month. newman was in good spirits when he arrived at beijing's airport. listen. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home and i appreciate the tolerance that bprk tolerance has given me. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what are you going to do, first thing? >> i'll go home and see my wife. >> i know she's waiting for him. cnn's athena jones is covering the story in washington for us. athena, good morning to you, why was newman in north korea to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
at the timing. lots of cold air in place. on 4 o'clock that's when we'll see the snow in new york city. it looks like we may not see much, but we are finally seeing the snow come down past new york, and then we'll get a mix of the warmer air surge from the south and the wintry weather will change to rain, so the monday morning commute will be a bit nasty. >> breaking news out of iraq where 16 are dead after a series of bombings across baghdad. it occurred in are predominantly shiite muslim district. violence in iraq has reached levels not seen in years. >> south korea raised the stakes expand its air defense zone. it follows a move by china. the south ean and chinese areas overlap. japan says they'll talk with their neighbours about access. >> it's a direct response to china's extension of its air zone. that extension overlaps seen's air defense zone and pertinently japan's one. china and japan over the island. that's an area includeing a reef. there is a south korean scientific research station built on that, it has a helipad on it and is under de facto south korean control. because of an accid
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm PST
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KOFY
Dec 6, 2013 9:00pm PST
was the leader of the student difficult vest committee. >> it was students and city leaders and it was the if is to difficult vest 1979 so there was already activism. >>reporter: there were daily rally at this plaza. students quickly began camping out. berkeley police staged a raid and arrested does he says of protestors. one leader of those demonstrations was student body president pedro. who spoke to us by skype from new york. >> i think our protest played in a role in elevating the issue and generating broad support for the issue. >> all that is left of the future is now. >>reporter: by now the movement had gained a lot of media attention and interest of professor, celebrity and lawmakers. >> ask the question what the hell is the university of california doing making profit from slave system in 1986? a then speaker of the calf assembly will brown was in serrated to address the crowd and help convince the uc regent to vote to withdraw the university investment in businesses trading with south africa. a little over a year after the protest began, the regent voted on 3
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm PST
take a listen what it felt like trying to drive into the city. >> we had an exciting ride down. took us nine hours, which is normally a four- to five-hour trip. window wipers icing up. lines down over the highway on 55. it was closed for a time. and winter everything from ice to snow. it was a -- it was a journey. >> reporter: so, just for that reason you can tell that right when people were trying to drive in or drive out is the second wave of the ice storm is expected tonight, would have been very dangerous and the exact reason they did have to cancel the marathon. on the other side of it are these freezing temperatures that we're talking about. with the windchill this morning it was in the single digits, as we start to cool off again tonight, we'll get another round of freezing rain that will be a concern. and many people without power, yesterday about 5,000, and today it's 500 people, but with another round overnight tonight there's a potential for even more people to lose power and many people saw half an inch of freezing rain in west memphis that's what they saw and north of us in
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
friday morning they psend me out to get the goods. but what they don't know is that i'm using my citi thankyou card at the coffee shop, so i get 2 times the points. and those points add up fast. so, sure, make me the grunt. 'cause i'll be using those points to help me get to a beach in miami. and allllllll the big shots will be stuck here at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points on dining out and entertainment, with no annual fee.to apply, go to citi.com/thankyoucards good and close. discover the new way to help keep teeth clean and breath fresh. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. he'll love the crunch of the healthy smile kibbles. you'll love how they help clean. with soft, meaty centers, and teeth cleaning texture healthy smile snacks help keep a shine on his smile. it's dental that tastes so good. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. >>> you can call it ice friday. take a look at the tower cam in dallas, texas, right now. testament to the freezing rain that's falling as we speak. the lens of that camera just frozen over, it's only 29
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am PST
workers across the country will walk off their jobs this morning as part of a 100 city protest. workers are seeing $15 an hour and a right to form a union. in washington president obama is making income in equality one of the pieces of his second term agenda. >> the idea that a child may never escape that poverty because she lumberjacks a decent education or a health care or a community that views her future as their own it should offend all of us. the combined trends of declining mobility it poses a threat to our way of life. what drives me as a zbroond, a son, a father, as an american is to make sure that every striving hard-working optimistic kid in america has the same incredible chance that this country gave me. >> the current minimum wage is $7.25, adjusted for inflation. that's more than $3 less than the minimum wage was back in 1968. president obama said he'll support a senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 but not going to be easy. >> what would the prospects of that be not only in the senate but the house? >> they are not good. it would be easier to do that than t
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
. roads have turned into ice risks there. shutting down entire portions of the city. now that sleet is moving east. indra petersonss has more. >> a potentially catastrophic size storm blanketed the nation's as midsection over night. >> this is the sixth i'm i've had to stop. >> large scale power outtages forced oklahoma, and tennessee officials to declare a state of emergency. east arkansas frozen by unto an inch of ice and wet snow leaving many without power. an outage officials say could last up to a week. temperatures are expected to stay below freezing for many days. this icy mixture caused multiple rollovers in arkansas, including this seven-car pile-up in washington county. and in oklahoma, the driver of this truck lost control on an icy bridge and plummeted into a lake. >> it's real slick. if you got to stop, you slide and try to get up the hill and couldn't make it up the hill. the best thing to do is stay home today. >> reporter: in illinois, vehicles slide right off the highways as accumulation of sleet and ice reached as high as a quarter inch in many southern keep thes.
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
? >>> striking back. why thousands of workers in more than 100 cities from coast to coast are walking off the job today. >>> and -- three, two, one -- all dressed up and ready to go. the rockefeller christmas tree puts on its holiday finest today, thursday, december 5th, 2013. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a from rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. >> i'm matt lauer. natalie is on assignment. that one back there. that norway spruce, we lit her last night. one of the prettiest trees we had in a long time. >> this is the most beautiful. >> so much fun at the tree lighting. we were up early and all slept under the tree. it was great. natalie is a cover hogger. >> the rain didn't come until overnight. >> it was spectacular. i'm telling you everything aligned perfectly. >> so fun watching it from home. you guys were amazing. it was so festive. perfect. >>> while we had good weather here, we're really still talking about weather as our top story today. new concern from that potent and powe
NBC
Dec 7, 2013 5:00am PST
snow in salt lake city through the day today. but then tomorrow morning, the snow fills in through the northern plains and then moves up into minneapolis and into the chicago area as well. watch what happens, though, by 10:00 p.m. on sunday, we are looking at snow in new york c y city, however, it is going to change over to rain as we go into sunday night and monday. for today, though, we do have several winter storm warnings and the higher elevation moving into the rockies through the day today. and we are going to see the threat possibly in aspen 9 to 12 inches of snow. i want to show you what happens as we go through the rest of the weekend. we are going to see some moderate amounts of snow through the northern plains and western great lakes as we go into tomorrow morning. then we are going to see some ice. perhaps a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch from ohio to virginia even raleigh, north carolina could have a coating of ice. sunday night and monday the snow accumulates with as much as nine inches of know? especially in new england. we will watch it throughout the wee
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 7:00pm EST
. that want city got the legal go ahead to file for bankruptcy today. government pension, government benefits are going to get slashed as they must. now the unions are already in full outrage mode. we have a live report on that developing story just ahead on kudlow. in a world that's changing faster than ever, we believe outshining the competition tomorrow requires challenging your business inside and out today. at cognizant, we help forward-looking companies run better and run different - to give your customers every reason to keep looking for you. so if you're ready to see opportunities and see them through, we say: let's get to work. because the future belongs to those who challenge the present. every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. i'm bet
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm PST
of hours. sub zero temperatures, snow, and ice. cities not terribly used to the cold. where is this weather now and could it be headed toward you. will have be charges in that deadly new york train derailment. he broke down, reportedly filled with remorse. i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the public release of those chilling and heart wrenching 911 calls from the sandy hook elementary school shooting that left 20 students, young kids dead, six adults dead as well. police in newtown, connecticut distributed nearly 30 minutes of the calls today. the recordings have generated a great deal of controversy here at cnn and across the country. at this hour cnn is carefully reviewing those calls. debra ferrick is joining us now about what we learned from the calls and the portions cnn decided to air. >> one of the reasons the staps were released is there wanted to be no questions as to what happened in terms of who acts properly and who did what. by not releasing them it created more conspiracies. the thinking was in a the tapes should be released. you don't hea
NBC
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
dakota. icy roads responsible for jackknifed trucks and car accidents in oklahoma city. >> it is best to stay home. don't get out in this. if you do, prepare yourself. you may have a slide off. >> reporter: according to state police, over a dozen vehicles slid off the highway in new mexico. how cold was it in dallas? cold enough to freeze this car door shut. >> it's completely frozen. >> reporter: the texas department of transportation ordered up 400 additional vehicles to help treat roads. what would you tell people at this point right now? >> drive slow. be careful. be aware of what's around you. >> reporter: out west, freezing temperatures still threatening crops in the $2 billion citrus industry in central california. >> this is only night two. we have got a storm coming saturday morning which is probably going to bring snow to the valley floor. >> reporter: here's the problem now. it will drop down to 7 degrees here and most areas were hardest hit and it will not warm above freezing until wednesday. unfortunately with the next storm system setting its sights on the same area on s
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 2:35am EST
conditions are deemed unsafe. >> thank you. >>> in oklahoma city, conditions are so dangerous people are urged to stay home today unless it is absolutely necessary to go sglouds our coverage is continuing at accu-weather with meteorologist jim dickey has dire predictions. good morning, jim. >> good morning, john and diana. we continue to deal with extreme cold here in the midwest, northern plains and rockies. these are early morning examines, not windchill values. minus four minneapolis. minus 15 pierre, minus 12 in denver. last night denver fell to minus 15 that died the record for the day. as it moves south and east relative warmth. as the two collide seeing heavy rain, snow and in the middle freezing rain. we have a layer of warmth in the middle of the atmosphere. snow comes in to that. memts at the surface and falls to ice, encasing roadways and trees. it could be days before power is restored. back to you. >> thank you. >>> here's a look at the rest of the weather. a wintry mix for the northeast. clear and mild in southern georgia and florida. sunny across the southwest but the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
because it's so dry. it sure feels like winter. right now, it feels like 19 degrees in oklahoma city. we're going to continue to get that cold polar air pushing down from the north. look how cold it feels near the canadian border. this is dangerous weather. you talk about getting outside, hypotherm i can't with those wind chills, you can get cold so fast. the wind removes the heat from your body. redding, feels like 41. interesting thing is that the oregon area down into california, you have already that had snow. we're talking not a lot of snow in parts of california, but when it gets to>d<ñ utah, colorado ad wyoming. went gusts up to 30 miles an hour for san francisco and las vegas, 40 miles per hour. that makes it feel a lot colder. coming up, we're going to talk about where the snow is going to hit and an ice storm developing for parts of the mid atlantic. details coming up. >> not good news. thanks, rebecca. >> still ahead, an appeals court in egypt hears the case of 21 women and girls sentenced to 21 years in prison for protesting. >> an uphill battle to find a vaccine to fight an
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
. the city is dealing with packed snow and ice on the roadways and highways and more snow in the forecast for tomorrow night. >> looks cold there. gas cans and flashlights flying off the shelves in tennessee this morning. a state of emergency declared after storm expected to wallop that state today. utility officials bracing for massive power outages. let's bring in meteorologist indra petersons. she drew the short straw and live in memphis, tennessee, this morning. how do things look there, indra? >> right now, things are pretty mild. it's that calm before the storm but a few hours away, everything could change here in memphis. the national weather service with its new experimental, the first year we have an ice impact index. is calling the potential here in memphis to be a category 3. what does that mean? potential of over half an inch of freezing rain. you get that ice there, half an inch of ice on the power lines we talked about power outages could last as long as five days. let's take a look at the satellite. the radar show you where this system is. it's already done a ton of damage
FOX News
Dec 5, 2013 7:00pm PST
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